|Publication number||US7757881 B1|
|Application number||US 11/853,250|
|Publication date||Jul 20, 2010|
|Filing date||Sep 11, 2007|
|Priority date||Sep 11, 2007|
|Publication number||11853250, 853250, US 7757881 B1, US 7757881B1, US-B1-7757881, US7757881 B1, US7757881B1|
|Inventors||Matthew D. Riley|
|Original Assignee||Riley Matthew D|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (31), Referenced by (6), Classifications (9), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present invention relates to waste bin devices and more particularly pertains to a new waste bin device for mounting to a shower stall wall to receive trash from a person using a shower or bathtub adjacent to the shower stall wall.
The present invention meets the objectives presented above by generally comprising a shower stall wall. A wastebasket includes a bottom wall and a perimeter wall attached to and extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The bottom wall has a plurality of apertures extending therethrough. A mounting removably receives the wastebasket and attaches the wastebasket to the stall wall.
There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
The objects of the invention, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure.
The invention will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent when consideration is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such description makes reference to the annexed drawings wherein:
With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to
As best illustrated in
A wastebasket 14 includes a bottom wall 16 and a perimeter wall 18 that is attached to and extends upwardly from the bottom wall 16. The perimeter wall 18 tapers outwardly from the bottom wall 16 to an upper edge 20 of the perimeter wall 18. The bottom wall 16 has a circular shape. The perimeter wall 18 has an inverted frusta-conical shape. The bottom wall 16 has a plurality of apertures 21 extending therethrough. The perimeter wall 18 has a height between 6 inches and 12 inches and the bottom wall 16 has a diameter between 4 inches and 8 inches.
A mounting 22 removably receives the wastebasket 14 and attaches the wastebasket 14 to the stall wall 12. The mounting 22 includes a frame 24 that has a shape to receive the wastebasket 14. The frame 24 comprises a pair of loops 26, 28 and a plurality of rods 30 attached to and extending between the loops 26, 28. The loops 26, 28 are vertically spaced from each other and are axially aligned with each other so that a line extending through each axis of the loops 26, 28 is oriented parallel to planes of each of the loops 26, 28. An upper one of the loops 26 has a smaller diameter than a diameter of the upper edge 20 of the perimeter wall 18. A plurality of posts 32 is attached to the frame 24. The posts 32 extend away from the frame 24 in a same direction with respect to each other. Each of the posts 32 has a terminal end 34. The terminal ends 34 lie in a same plane with respect to each other and this plane is oriented perpendicular to planes of the loops 26, 28. The plurality of posts 32 comprises four posts. Two of the posts 32 extend away from one of the loops 26 and two of the posts 32 extend away form the other one of the loops 28.
A plurality of suction cups 36 is provided. Each of the terminal ends 34 has one of the suction cups 36 attached thereto. The suction cups 36 are removably attached to the stall wall 12.
In use, the frame 24 is attached to the stall wall 12 and the wastebasket 14 positioned within the frame 24. The wastebasket 14 may then be used while a person is using the shower. The wastebasket 18 receives soap wrappers, empty shampoo containers, used razors and other such items. The apparatus 10 may be used, in particular, in hotel showers where sample sized toiletries are often used.
With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.
Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.
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|U.S. Classification||220/483, 220/485, 220/480, 220/647, 220/743|
|International Classification||B65D25/22, B65D25/24|